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The Middle School Spring Musical: Annie, Jr.!

FRIDAY, MAY 6

It’s a hard-knock life for Annie and her band of orphan friends, living in a dingy New York orphanage in the 1930s.  Under the cruel care of Miss Hannigan, Annie dreams of the life she could have, trusting that one day her parents will return for her. Her luck changes when billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites Annie to join him and his staff for the holidays, and Annie gets to experience a new sort of family. This new happiness is threatened by Miss Hannigan, Rooster, and Lily, who attempt to profit from Annie’s wealthy benefactor by any means necessary. Annie Jr. reminds us there can be loneliness in wealth just as there can be hope in suffering, but we can all find joy in family — the family we’re born into and the family we create along the way.  

Inspired by the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie, this classic musical has had a robust forty-five year history, including four movie adaptations featuring stars like Carol Burnett, Jamie Fox, and Kathy Bates. The Middle School invites you — for the first time in three years — to join us for a joyful, energetic night of LIVE theater!

To purchase your seats, please mail your payment and ticket order form to:

Attn. Schenck Box Office
Dwight-Englewood School
315 East Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

Please make checks payable to
Dwight-Englewood School.

If you cannot print out the order form, you may write out the necessary information (Name/Address information including a phone number, email address, date(s) of performance, number of seats per date, Seat Location Preference per date, and any donation information).


Pippin Streaming Information

PIPPIN fans get ready! Plan to enjoy D-E Performing Arts' production of the Upper School Winter Musical via streaming service provided by D-E in partnership with ShowTix4U. 
 
On Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7 PM, enjoy a recording of the show PIPPIN which was performed on-stage in D-E's Schenck Auditorium earlier this year. For streaming access information and details please refer to https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/63842 and/or for additional details please review this Pippin streaming access Info. eFlyer (PDF) (click here).

PIPPIN cast/crew and D-E faculty/ staff, please be sure check your Email for additional streaming access info. from Leon Di Leon, Box Office Manager / D-E Performing Arts. 

To our younger families: Please note that PIPPIN is 'PG13'; the performance includes some mature content.
 
Questions? Please Email dileon@d-e.org 

PIPPIN! The Upper School Winter Musical 2022

BRAVO! and congratulations to the cast and crew of Pippin, the Upper School Winter Musical 2022! The beloved Broadway hit was performed in early March to a live and in-person audience, on the stage of D-E's Schenck Auditorium. Due to COVID pandemic restrictions, the show was limited to a small but extremely appreciative audience of cast/crew family members and special friends! 

For a sneak preview of the eventual 'streamed' performance ,enjoy a video highlights 'sneak peek' featuring Director Robert Murphy and members of the all-student cast and crew: click here
 

Batala NYC at D-E!

The dynamic Brazilian drumming ensemble Batala NY paid a surprise visit to D-E's campus recently, to the delight of students, faculty, and staff of all ages: click here!  

A Look Back: D-E Performing Arts Presents LIVE! "Ghost Light" - Upper School Fall Play

D-E Performing Arts welcomed back LIVE, in-person performances to our D-E community this Fall with the performances of Ghost Light! D-E was fortunate to have Greg Cummings, former Middle School drama teacher from 1984-1994, donate his collection of plays to D-E. 

Ghost Light consists of nine short vignette scenes about high school drama students navigating the challenges of young and drama -- several plays within a play! 

A Look Back: String Jam @ Carriage House Concerts, Englewood!

D-E's conductor-less chamber ensemble StringJam performed LIVE in Englewood Carriage House Concert Series! This concert also featured StringJam co-founder/co-director and Music Faculty Annaliesa Place (violin)!

A Look Back: Erica Sellers '08 & Jeremy Silberberg Assembly

We welcomed Erica Sellers '08 and her partner, Jeremy Silberberg, to speak on "Creative Freedom: Being a Designer is Awesome" to our Middle and Upper School students. Based in Brooklyn, they run Studio SII, their design firm based in Brooklyn, NY. Erica and Jeremy spoke on their journeys as product, interior, and furniture designers and competing in Ellen Degeneres' design show, "Ellen's Design Challenge". A selection of their artworks can be viewed in person at the Swartley Art Gallery until early-mid November. 

A LOOK BACK: "Working" (Virtual) Musical Performance Premiering April 16, 2021!



Enjoy the teaser video below!
Click here to Download/View our TheatreFare Virtual Program!

* Important Please Note: Some material in "WORKING" is not suitable for younger families (i.e., children in Grades 7 & younger).

Welcome!


A structured involvement in the arts unleashes the kind of creativity that can invigorate one’s entire learning experience. Studying the arts can also help a student grasp mathematical and visual concepts, develop critical literacy, and see patterns across academic disciplines.

At Dwight-Englewood, the arts play an important role from Preschool through the 12th grade.

All Lower School students learn how to listen to and create music. One activity that defines the Lower School experience is the Creating Original Opera program, in which all fifth-graders participate. Additionally, our studio-art program offers children the opportunity to explore many forms of visual art. Students work from both their own imagination and direct observation. By starting out early in life making art, our students ignite a lifelong love for the arts.

At the Middle School level, drama, music, and studio art challenge students to become confident and imaginative innovators. This growth continues in the Upper School, where a program such as Jazz Rock helps aspiring singers and musicians select the right composition to show-case their talents.

In the Upper School, students can choose from courses in studio art, sculpture, ceramics, and photography/video production; theater courses that explore acting technique, writing for the stage, production, and the technical arts; and music courses in orchestra and chamber ensembles, chorus, stage band, or handbell choir.

One of the most exciting things about Dwight-Englewood’s arts program is that so many of our instructors boast significant professional experience. Many are active on Broadway, play in musical ensembles, or pursue visual-arts careers. By sharing their real-world experience with students, our teachers serve to inspire and to prepare a new guard made up both of people who make art and those who deeply appreciate it.

Private Music Lessons Program Information for 2021-2022

D-E offers opportunities for students to be able to study with our professional faculty in a familiar and convenient environment. To learn more click here for D-E's 2021-2022 Private Music Lessons Program Booklet (PDF). If you wish to view/download a 2021-2022 Private Music Lessons Contract (PDF) please click here.

Questions? Email Jake Lloyd at: lloyd@d-e.org

Senior Spotlight 2021

"We're All In This Together" A D-E Stage Band Video Production



See above or click here, and enjoy the latest virtual performance video from D-E music ensembles! Stage Band performs "Nostagia in Times Square" and shares a message about togetherness with some special D-E friends.

D-E Virtual Concert Featuring StringJam!


Enjoy the first in a series of exciting virtual performances by D-E's musical ensembles. Here, our StringJam ensemble performs Vivaldi's Concerto L'estro Armoio Op. 3, No. 11. BRAVO!

A D-E Thank You Video Card to Front-Line Workers Featuring StageBand

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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.